Disney’s Freeform has ordered a pilot of a new one-hour comedy called “What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding”, which is based on Kristin Newman’s memoir.
Chelsea Frei is going to be playing the lead in the series, she has previously starred in “Dollface”, with Catherine Cohen, Alice Hunter and Kosha Patel also set to appear in the series.
“What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding” follows Kacey (Frei), single for the first time in her 30s, as she escapes her fast-paced life in Los Angeles to see the world. From culture clash to vacation romances, the comedy is a globetrotting journey of self-discovery that will inspire the wanderlust inside everyone.
Deadline has also revealed more character details on the series:
Frei’s 30-something Kacey is quick-witted and fast-talking, a 1940s romantic comedy heroine who is stuck in 2021. Her discovery of the joys of solo travel causes her to eschew the marriage and kids route all of her friends have taken (indeed, there is no one left to travel with her!). Instead of settling down, she runs toward the unknown — escaping her fast-paced life and persona to see the world and, more important, become a softer, slower, more open version of herself.
Cohen plays Sasha, Kacey’s best friend since childhood. A Material Girl, pragmatic in all things, Sasha is from a Jewish family that fled the USSR in its waning days. She’s lived in Los Angeles most of her life, and regards her mother’s dark, grimly Russian and morose view of life as an endless source of comic fodder.
Hunter portrays Hope, a sporty surfer and former free spirit who now is happily buckled down, working her face off at a business job in Los Angeles. She is another of Kacey’s three close female friends from childhood.
Patel is Rikita, a pregnant, salt-of-the-earth nonprofit lawyer, who is happily married to her wife and committed to her work. She is another of Kacey’s three closest friends.
Becca Gleason is going to direct the pilot. Kristin Newman is also writing the script and will be an executive produce the series along with Susanna Fogel (The Flight Attendant) and Blair Breard (Scenes from a Marriage).
Should this pilot get the go-ahead to be turned into a series, we should expect to see the series on Freeform and Hulu in the US, while internationally it would be released on Disney+.
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